It’s hard to believe that one of the best actors around today hasn’t appeared on Broadway yet, but it’s true. Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut next spring in “Lucky Guy.”
The play was written by the late Nora Ephron, who died last June at the age of 71, and will be directed by George C. Wolfe. A press release states that this is, “a return to (Ephron’s) journalistic roots, (documenting) the scandal-and-graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s.”
This real-life story is based on Mike McAlary, a New York Daily News columnist, who covered the world of crime and police corruption. McAlary’s journalistic work earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1997. Sadly, he died of colon cancer at the young age of 41 on Christmas Day 1998.
Previews begin on March 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with it officially opening on April 1.